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Peter Knutar
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Can and does Zenworks utilize the Sandybridge architecture?

Does anybody know if Zenworks can or will utilize the hardware instructions and capabilities
of the Sandybridge architecture for encrypting/decrypting and hashing when it stores repository data?
The question came up during discussions of which hardware to buy for a new primary server.


Peter Knutar
IT Manager
Uppsala universitet, Sweden
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Bob-O-Rama
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Re: Can and does Zenworks utilize the Sandybridge architectu

No idea.

I do know that the raw performance of MD5 is > 300MB / sec / core without it. Unless you have some sort of futuristic RAID array stolen from an alien space craft, you are unlikely to see the CPU as a bottleneck for these operations.

I have to assume there is no specific enhancement other than whatever is being done by the underlying libraries on the Linux host.

-- Bob
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Re: Can and does Zenworks utilize the Sandybridge architecture?

I agree with Bob, encryption/decryption is not a big load on the server.
One of the big reasons is that it does very little of this.

It will encrypt content when it is added, but the decryption is done on
the device so that it is transmitted encrypted.

More specifically, I'm not sure, but really its really a large function
of the compiler used, which I suspect has or will have full support for
all SB functions well within the lifetime of your server.

In General, The biggest concern from a CPU perspective will be your
Database server not the Primary Server.

On 3/1/2012 12:26 AM, Bob-O-Rama wrote:
>
> No idea.
>
> I do know that the raw performance of MD5 is> 300MB / sec / core
> -without it.- Unless you have some sort of futuristic RAID array
> stolen from an alien space craft, you are unlikely to see the CPU as a
> bottleneck for these operations.
>
> I have to assume there is no specific enhancement other than whatever
> is being done by the underlying libraries on the Linux host.
>
> -- Bob
>
>



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